I heard on NPR this morning about Obama and Dubya’s very first meeting on the White House grounds regarding the impending transition. The men, according to NPR’s usually stellar reporters, were going to camp out in the Oval Office and talk about Very Important Things™ while Laura (Bush) gave Michelle (Obama) a tour of the “living quarters”.
I’ve been very enthused thus far regarding Michelle Obama’s demeanor and actions. She’s strong-willed yet supportive, upstanding yet not abrasive, and as we’ve been reminded of countless times, the first African-American First Lady. I’m ready to see a President be directly supported by a life partner, not just supplemented.
Yet here we are back again, the men smoking cigars and the women tending the house on a national scale. But at least it’s nice to know that the parties are making happy, right?